Residents are now able to recycle their rechargeable batteries by taking them to the Public Works yard during the Electronics Drop Off, held the second Saturday of every month. Information on what batteries can be recycled can be found here (click here).. Non-rechargeable batteries (i.e. most Duracell, Energizer, etc. batteries) must still be discarded in the trash.Styrofoam Recycling Program
The Second Saturday of every month from 9:00am-1:00pm, at the Public Works Maintenance Yard (122 Carteret Street), the Borough of Glen Ridge will provide residents the ability to recycle clean white EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) materials, also known as Styrofoam. Click here for details.Electronics Drop Off
Second Saturday of every month 9:00am-1:00 pm at the Public Works Yard (122 Carteret Street)Items With Freon
Refrigerators & air conditioners and large electronic items will be picked up by the Borough on Wednesday morning by appointment only. To schedule a pick up, call 973-748-8400 ext 223.Town-Wide Bulk Waste
First Thursday of every month.The Recycling Bin's Dirty Dozen
Please help make single-stream recycling a success by keeping these materials OUT.
|NO Plastic Bags with curbside single stream recycling pickup
Plastic bags are the WORST contaminant in the recycling bin. Please do NOT put plastic bags of any kind in your bin because the entire load will be marked as contaminated. Place your recyclable items inside a bin, not inside a large plastic bag.
|NO Non-Recyclable Plastic
We now only recycle plastic bottles, jugs, containers and jars marked #1, #2 and #5. All caps and lids must be removed from containers and bottles as they are NOT recyclable. Please completely empty and quickly rinse out all containers before recycling. NO rubber hoses, flower pots or plastic toys of any kind.
|NO Plastic Lids or Caps
Plastic lids and caps are NOT recyclable on or off the bottle.
|NO Wax Cardboards
Milk, juice and ice cream containers or aseptic packaging such as juice or soap boxes are not recyclable.
|NO Frozen Food Boxes OR Microwave Trays
Paperboard boxes that are designed for freezer foods, such as frozen pizza and entrees, have a plastic polymer sprayed on them to protect the food against freezer burn. That same coating prevents the box from breaking up in the recycling process.
|NO Shredded Paper, Soiled Paper or Napkins
|NO Ceramics or Non-Recyclable Glass
Ceramics, china, dishes, mirrors, light bulbs, pyrex, porcelain and window glass should NOT go in the bins. (Their different melting points and chemical compositions will ruin new glass bottles. If just one of these items is on the top of the load, the entire load will be marked as contaminated.)
|NO Diapers or Bio-Hazardous Waste
Syringes and needles, diapers and other sanitary products are NOT recyclable.
|NO Hazardous Waste
Paint, pesticides, chemical containers, automotive fluids and car batteries must be taken to Essex County's Hazardous Waste Collection.
|NO Scrap Metal
Scrap metal items of any size should NOT go in your curbside bin. (These items cause excessive damage on the recycling equipment.) NO wires or wire hangers, aerosol cans, electronics, drain pipes, tool boxes or pots and pans.
NEW Styrofoam (white EPS) Recycling program second Saturday of each month 9:00am-1:00pm (Click Here for details)
NO Styrofoam materials with curbside single stream recycling pickup
The Glen Ridge Public Works Department appreciates your continued cooperation.